Dubbo Pink and White Committee for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT hosts Winter Garden event

Rosy event: Dubbo Pink and White Committee for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT members Ellen Mortimer, Cathy Anderson, Louise Simpson, Sue Clark, Adele Oulton, Jenny White, Kimberley Kerr and Judy Morse in the garden.
Rosy event: Dubbo Pink and White Committee for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT members Ellen Mortimer, Cathy Anderson, Louise Simpson, Sue Clark, Adele Oulton, Jenny White, Kimberley Kerr and Judy Morse in the garden.

Keen gardeners have soaked up some tips from an expert as they helped people who are visually impaired.

About 80 people attended ‘The Winter Garden’ fundraiser held by the Dubbo Pink and White Committee for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT.

It took place in two local gardens over two days at the weekend.

Melbourne-based Diana Fickling, a committee member of the Victorian Rose Society, gave a rose pruning demonstration to guests.

Garden passion: Victorian Rose Society committee member Diana Fickling demonstrates rose pruning at the Winter Garden fundraiser. Photos: PAIGE WILLIAMS.

Garden passion: Victorian Rose Society committee member Diana Fickling demonstrates rose pruning at the Winter Garden fundraiser. Photos: PAIGE WILLIAMS.

Karyl-Lee Callaghan from Magnolia Nursery shared her ideas for incorporating perennials in a rose garden that were suitable for the Dubbo region.

Committee coordinator Kimberley Kerr said the event had enjoyed fabulous support.

Guests on both days had asked questions, and also enjoyed afternoon teas and a chance to mingle.

Secretary Jenny White said it was the first time they had held ‘The Winter Garden’ event, and always tried to find something different for their annual fundraiser.